Church Leaders & Staff

Rev. Steve Crane

Pastor Steve Crane is a native of Virginia, growing up in Norfolk and graduating from Norfolk Christian High School in 1973. He met his wife, Martha, while they were students at what is now James Madison University. Pastor Steve Crane furthered his education after graduating in 1977, when he sensed God was calling him into full-time ministry. He attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, which was co-founded by Dr. Billy Graham and Dr. Harold Okenga in South Hamilton, MA. Pastor Crane served as the youth minister at Brookville Baptist Church, while completing his studies to earn his Masters of Divinity degree in 1980.

He married Martha in 1981 and they settled in the Tidewater Area. Martha worked as a public school music educator and Steve enjoyed supply preaching, while working in construction. In 1984, after a brief interim ministry in Hampton, VA Pastor Crane was called and ordained to serve as the Pastor of Dublin Baptist Church, just southwest of Radford, VA. He later served as Pastor of Proctors Chapel Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, NC for six years. He was then called to Calvary Baptist Church, Newport News, VA in 1996, where he completed eleven years of ministry.

Pastor Steve Crane began his ministry as Sr. Pastor of Poplar Springs Baptist Church in early September, which was commemorated by his installation service, September 30, 2007. Pastor Steve Crane welcomes the opportunity to encourage you on your spiritual journey of faith and purposeful living to impact your world with Jesus Christ. It is a bright new day at Poplar Springs Baptist: Jesus is our Light. We follow by walking in His Light. We help others find their way to Jesus Christ. To God Be All the Glory!

Martha Crane
Interim Music Minister